Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Philadephia Bulletin reports that President George W. Bush has invited Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to the White House and "Israeli government officials in Jerusalem" are telling the local media that the meeting "is geared to coordinate the release of the Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard, from prison." Pollard has now been in prison for 22 years following a conviction for spying on behalf of Israel. But the Bulletin also suggests, the Pollard story might "serve as an appropriate distraction for the Israeli public and not on sensitive negotiations with Israel's Arab neighbors." See article here.